2017.09.04 Newsletter

Welcome to Week 7 of Term 3, 2017.   

2017 Term Dates : Term 3 : 24th July - 29th September. Term 4: 16th October - 20th December.   

Our focus for 2017 … is Mahi tahi - everyone working together collaboratively.
This term we are working on participating successfully with others. As part of this we are working on our Enviro Schools plans, goals in our Whanau groups and on our projects for Lamb and Calf Day. Through these we are developing the key competency of participating and contributing. As set out in the NZ Curriculum. There is more about this by clicking on this link  http://bit.ly/2eyCKL3
Some students are up to the planting stage, we have some plants here and are happy to source them, but if there is anything specifically needed for your child we would appreciate it if they could bring it. Remember an important part of this unit is the growing of the plants and what conditions plants need to grow. We are hoping these plants will be at their “best” for Lamb and Calf Day which is on the 19th October.    

Calendar of Events
8th Sept : Ski trip to Turoa. Check link for further info  http://bit.ly/2uMC9ei
14th Sept : Ki o Rahi Tournament in PN for senior room students.  Transport please.
14-15th Sept : Life Education - Juniors on the 14th, seniors on the 15th.
18th Sept : Board of Trustee meeting, all welcome.
29th Sept : Term 3 ends.
16th Oct : Term 4 Starts.
19th Oct : Lamb and Calf Day.
20th Oct : Swimming lessons begin at Makino Aquatic Centre for whole school.
Please note: The above dates are updated as required. Please visit our google calendar for the most up to date info, which is on the right hand side of our blogspot.
The school also keeps you updated with all community news. Check this link http://bit.ly/2pvsJzf or the tab on the right hand side of the blogspot.  
Please email anything you would like to add to community notices to christinedigby@apiti.school.nz

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah and Johnny who represented us well at the Oroua Speech competition.
Mathletics : Top students last 2 weeks : Congratulations to Tyler and Owen.
Sumdog Maths : Top Students in the last 2 weeks are : Ava 422, Summer 341, Bentley P 306, Sarah 389, Abbey 275, Renee 258 and Katie 255.
Sumdog Reading : Top students in the last 2 weeks are : Aimee 283 and Savannah 204.
Sumdog Spelling:  Aimee and Savannah.
Reading Express - In the last 4 weeks Medals awarded : Sarah and Summer 4 Bronze each and Tyler, Johnny and Savannah 1 Bronze each. Comprehension lessons completed Savannah 4 Level 23, Fisher 1 level 75, Josie 1 Level 28. Quizzes completed: Savannah 4 90%, Fisher 1 94%, Phinece 1 100%, Josie 1 90%. Books read : Tyler,  Phinece and Johnny.
Junior Reading :  Bentley P on Green 3, Kealee and Owen on Yellow 1, Autumn on Red 1.   
Well done to Owen who has finished his “Early Words” programme.
Spelling : Week 5 : 100% Junior Room : Abbey, Renee, Katie, Bentley P and Saxon.
100% Senior Room : Fisher, Tyler, Sarah, Josie and Savannah.
Week 6 : 100% Junior Room : Abbey, Renee, Katie, Bently, Bentley and Saxon.
100% Senior Room : Fisher, Sarah, Summer, Savannah, Aimee and Josie.

Whanau Groups
Whanau Group work is judged on Lamb and Calf day, by Rowena from Horizons. These include vege tyres, native area, whanau blog spot, wall display. Check what is happening in your whanau group here  http://bit.ly/2ucOq8y


Turoa Ski Trip - 8th September (the mountain do not let you book a postponement date but hopefully Monday 11th).
The lesson time is 9.30 which is the best time for lessons. It takes 1 hour 40 to get to Ohakune, so we will need to leave Apiti by 6.15 and meet by Ohakune Info centre (main st) at 8am, have morning tea, a toilet break and than we will leave to go up the mountain at 8.15 from Ohakune.
The Board of Trustees have most generously offered to cover the cost for all our students for the day, however parents will need to pay for themselves.  Check prices on https://www.mtruapehu.com/winter/schools-youth-groups
There is a lot of clothing gear here, so please check before renting any. If you want to rent any gear we will need to know sizes.  All senior students who have an all mountain pass will have a helmet. We also need to know who are able to take transport by Wednesday please. Thanks.    
Enviro Up-cycled Woodwork
These are going well. We welcome help from parents or community helpers, so parents, grandparents, friends, we would love your help either by supplying plants or with building!  Please ring Mary or Louise if you can help on any day and we will re-arrange our timetable.  

Manawatu Primary and Intermediate Schools Ki o Rahi Tournament
This tournament is for all senior room students on Thursday the 14th of September at Ongley Park, Park Road, Palmerston North.  Students will need to congregate at 8.55am in their designated area, ready to be welcomed. Students will be dismissed for the day at 2.15.  More information at a later date.  Transport will be required, so please email / ring the school a.s.a.p if you can help out.

Cyber Safety - Just a Reminder
Parents need to be aware of what their children are doing on line and on their phones and should be checking on what they are doing.  Never be afraid of checking your child’s account.  Reluctance on their behalf to let you see is cause for concern.  Please also remember that the recommended age for social media, is 13!  While none of us like to think our child is doing something inappropriate, it does happen and the consequences can be a real issue.  You may be surprised at what your child is doing!  Please check out https://www.netsafe.org.nz/advice/parents/ where you will find a lot of good advice and information.   
Board of Trustee
The next meeting is Monday the 18th of September at school, starting at 7.00pm.  All welcome.
We reviewed the Apiti School Curriculum and still welcome feedback. Please click on this link http://bit.ly/2smutOF
Board of Trustee Vacancy
We have a vacancy to fill on the Apiti School Board of Trustees.  If anyone is interested in becoming a board member and having a say in the education of our students and in the management of our school, please contact either the Board Chairperson Ben Pratt, or principal Mary Cuming.  
‘The Apiti School Board of Trustees Casual Vacancy for an elected trustee.’
A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative.
The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.
If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.
Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to :
The chairperson, Board of Trustees, C/- Apiti School, 11 Bryce St, Apiti R.D 1, FEILDING by 11th September 2017.

Bon Apiti - Fisher and Tyler
Bon Apiti is every Thursday.  The Bon Apiti lunch will be wraps  and berry or banana smoothies.  If anyone can help with mince, berries / bananas, yoghurt or any other ingredients this would be very much appreciated and those students will have a free serve. The cost will be $3.00 for a large portion, $2.00 for a small portion. Smoothies will be $2.00.  Please send money to school in a named envelope and with what is required, written on the envelope.

Please name all your children’s clothing.  This is as easy as writing their name on the label!

Sports Results - Saturday 26th August.  Rugby :  
Fishers Feilding Under 13 team - 5 played Western Roosters - 45.
Tylers Feilding Yellows team - 32, played Bush - 5.
Johnny’s team, Feilding Cheetah’s came 3rd in the Under 11 competition.
On Sunday, Johnny’s rep team - 29, played Western Roosters - 19.   
Netball : Sarah’s team, Oroua Ferns (top grade), played North St, North St won.
Saturday 2nd September.  Rugby : Feilding Saturday Morning Fun Day / Prizegiving.
Congratulations to Johnny, who received a certificate for ‘Outstanding Sportsmanship 2017’ for his under 11 team.  Well done Johnny!!
Netball : Sarah’s team, Oroua Ferns - 6, played Feilding - 8.
Congratulations to Huntah for being selected for the Manawatu Under 16 rep team.

Our Condolences
On behalf of the Apiti School staff, students and Board of Trustees, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Chantell, Adam and family on the passing of Pauline, a much loved mum and nana. Our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Happy Birthday to the following students who are celebrating their birthday, we hope you have a great day!
11th September - Renee and Owen!   

Regards, Mary, Louise, Linda, Pat, Pam, Mary B, Jenni, Cara and Christine.